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Stefanie Payne

Photograph © Jonathan Irish

About The Author

Stefanie Payne is strategic communications professional supporting NASA human spaceflight at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, DC. When not telling the story of exploration in space, she writes about adventures on Earth—with articles and photographs appearing in The Travel Channel, blogs for The National Geographic Society, Thrillist, and The Lonely Planet; as well as several books about the US National Parks of which she has traveled the full portfolio. In 2016, she took “the Greatest American Road Trip,” exploring and documenting fifty-nine of the US National Parks over fifty-two weeks. Learn more at

Books by Stefanie Payne